Search Results: "R.N. Morris"


BOOK REVIEW

THE MANNEQUIN HOUSE by R.N. Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2013

"A nifty period whodunit packed with flamboyant characters and brisk dialogue."
A locked-room mystery disrupts a prestigious London department store, an insular world of salacious secrets. Read full book review >

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SUMMON UP THE BLOOD by R.N. Morris
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"Morris, author of the Porfiry Petrovich series (The Cleansing Flames, 2011, etc.), kicks off this promising new series by focusing as much on the conflicted and vulnerable character of Quinn as on the crime itself. Though his prose is often too pedestrian for the sinister complexity of his tale, his sense of the historical moment is strong."
A bold and twisted killer challenges one of New Scotland Yard's most brilliant young detectives. Read full book review >

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THE DARK PALACE by R.N. Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 2014

"Quinn's third case, which anticipates cinéma vérité by nearly a century, benefits greatly from Morris' colorful period-flavor prose."
An unconventional British inspector tracks a brutal killer who gets his lethal inspirations from movies...or may be documenting his murders on film. Read full book review >

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A VENGEFUL LONGING by R.N. Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 16, 2008

"Provocative, satirical insights into humanity's darker corners."
Morris (The Gentle Axe, 2007) again resurrects police inspector Porfiry Petrovich from Crime and Punishment for a second rousing crime mystery. Read full book review >

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THE GENTLE AXE by R.N. Morris
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 26, 2007

"Russian Lit Lite."
The audacity of the premise—a sequel of sorts to Crime and Punishment—sets the bar for this debut novel way too high. Read full book review >

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TAMING THE TELOMERES by R.N. Shapiro
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2014

"A quiet thriller—a little too quiet at times—that ignites in the final act."
In Shapiro's debut thriller, a teenager miraculously survives a suspicious plane crash. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

I AM CAT by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 9, 2013

"Slight but exquisite, this lovely hybrid will supplement more comprehensive approaches to the topic. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Striking illustrations and lyrical descriptions will please fans of big cats, but this combination of pictures, fiction and facts may not have quite enough substance to inspire repeat readings or engage general readers. Read full book review >

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THE ICE BEAR by Jackie Morris
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Visually stunning, the tale succeeds best as a fanciful, wistful cuddle-up bedtime story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In a mythical time, animals and humans live harmoniously. Read full book review >

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THE BAREFOOT BOOK OF CLASSIC POEMS by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"An ideal collection to give or to share. (indexes) (Poetry. 10-12, adult)"
Stately figures and scenes in luminous colors provide rich backdrops for 74 English poems selected as much for their sonorous language as for their familiarity. Read full book review >

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ONE CHEETAH, ONE CHERRY by Jackie Morris
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"The aesthetic pleasures are very strong, but one-on-one adult guidance will be necessary to help young mathematicians make sense of these complex images. (Picture book. 4-6)"
Exquisite watercolor-and-gold-leaf paintings of animals and objects that look as if they tumbled out of medieval illuminated manuscripts distinguish this counting book. Read full book review >

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THE SNOW LEOPARD by Jackie Morris
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 15, 2007

"It may all seem overdone to adults, but younger animal lovers and dreamy sorts will linger over both the art and the story. (Picture book. 7-9)"
Highlighted by close-ups of a magnificent snow leopard rendered in subtly blended watercolors, this mystical original tale will transport readers to its remote, otherworldly setting. Read full book review >